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Thie Week in Texas History, a video series released by the Texas General Land Office, documents significant dates in Texas History throughout the calendar year. In this video, learn about the origins of the Lonestar Texas Flag. The video explores the competing design options of the time period and the origin of the iconic winning design by Texan Charles Stewart.
James Harkins from the Texas General Land office presents an early photographic map of Austin in 1887 and a map used by Stephen F. Austin during the Mexican National period. Harkins explains the way in which maps were used by empresarios to advertise to settlers. Harkins also explains the way in which maps demonstrate change over time.
This is an educational video featuring George P. Bush from the Texas General Land Office. This is an interactive video-lesson that lasts 30 minutes. Teachers are encouraged to distribute copies of the primary resources used throughout the lesson to their students. A printable PDF of primary resources and an activity worksheet to be completed prior to the lesson can be downloaded here: http://www.txglo.org/education...
This is a fun short and informative documentary on the history of Texas by the History Channel. The documentary talks about the following: Spanish missionaries were the first European settlers in Texas, founding San Antonio in 1718. Hostile natives and isolation from other Spanish colonies kept Texas sparsely populated until following the Revolutionary War and the War of Mexican Independence, when the newly...
Dr. Light Cummins - 2010 Save Texas History Symposium Empresario System in Texas
Dr. Frank de la Teja - 2010 Save Texas History Symposium Settlement of Spanish & Mexican Texas
Dr. Gregg Dimmick - 2011 Save Texas History Symposium Sea of Mud Mexican Army after San Jacinto
Dr. Stephen Hardin - 2011 Save Texas History Symposium Sam Houston at San Jacinto
James P. Bevill - 2011 Save Texas History Symposium Financing the Texas Revolution
Dr. Gene Smith - 2011 Save Texas History Symposium Manifest Destiny and the Texas Revolution
Dr. Robert Maberry - 2012 Save Texas History Symposium Civil War Battle Flags
Dr. Alexander Mendoza & Dr. Jerry Thompson Tejanos and the Civil War - 2012 Save Texas History Symposium
Ed Cotham - 2012 Save Texas History Symposium Battle on the Bay: The Civil War struggle for Galveston
Dr. Don Frazier gives the presentation "Union Plans for Texas" at the 2012 Texas General Land Office's Save Texas History Symposium.
Presentation by Dr. Rick McCaslin on Texas in the Civil War given at the 2012 Texas General Land Office's Save Texas History Symposium.
A presentation by Dr. Stephen Hardin titled "The Alamo in Myth and History," given at the 2013 Texas General Land Office Save Texas History Symposium.
Col. Thomas T. "Ty" Smith -"The Alamo and Th Old Army" - Presented at the 2013 Save Texas History Symposium
Presentation by Alwyn Barr titled "The Seige of Bexas" at the 2013 Texas General Land Office, Save Texas History Symposium.
Boxing legend Oscar De La Hoya hosts this History Channel two-hour (90 minute program time) special exploring the war that few American history books describe in depth, as it represents the only time in history when the United States could be considered a nation of conquest. As the result of the war, President James Polk was able to expand American borders to the Pacific Ocean, taking over nearly half of Mexico's...
FBI Strikes Waco, Texas Cult Compound (0:39) TV-PG On April 19, 2003, after a 51-day standoff with Branch Davidian cult members and their leader David Koresh, the FBI opened a tear-gas assault on the cult's compound in Waco, Texas. A news report that evening describes the scene as the cult sets fire to its buildings, and FBI spokesman Bob Ricks reacts.
Texas Joins the Union (2:52) TV-G Texans are known for their independent spirit, but joining the Union might have saved the state from disaster.
Inaugural Address: George H.W. Bush (2:12) TV-PG Excerpts from George Herbert Walker Bush's inaugural address on Friday, January 20, 1989.
How Texas Got Its Shape (2:41) TV-G Texas may have a “go-it-alone” reputation, but the state needed the United States much more than the nation needed the state. The Republic of Texas had to give up territory that stretched as far as modern-day Wyoming in exchange for statehood. Appx. 3 min long.
The Alamo (2:37) TV-PG Find out why the battle of the Alamo still captures the imaginations of Americans after more than two centuries. Video is appx. 3 min long.
Dust Storms Strike America (2:48) TV-PG Families were driven out of the once fertile Great Plains by massive dust clouds--one that rose to 10,000 feet and reached as far as New York City. Video is a bit under 3 min long.